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2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Age Group of Child (13), Census Family Structure (7) and Sex (3) for the Children in Census Families in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2011 Census

About this variable: Census family structure (7)

Definition

Census family structure

Part A - Short definition
Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent.

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either and/or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. A couple with children may be further classified as either an intact family or stepfamily, and stepfamilies may, in turn, be classified as simple or complex. Children in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.

Values

  1. Total - Census family structure
  2. Total couple families
  3. Married couple families
  4. Common-law couple families
  5. Total lone-parent families
  6. Female parent families
  7. Male parent families
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